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Charlemont Reports

The Queen’s Colleges and the British Empire, 1850-1921

29 May 2023

This funding has allowed me to begin research on the vast topic of the Queen’s Colleges and the British Empire.

Dr Jay Roszman Download

Charlemont Grants awarded 2023

22 February 2023

Please click download to view a list of the most recent Charlemont Grants awarded. Individual reports will be published here in 2024.

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Ekphrasis in its Ancient and Contemporary Contexts Establishing New Connections between Research and the Arts through Practice Based Research.

15 December 2022

The Charlemont grant enabled a series of symposia and workshops at the University of Galway and Durham University, bringing together poets who demonstrated the use of ekphrasis in their work.  

Dr Peter Kelly Download

Modelling the impact of high-energy particles on chemistry in exoplanet atmospheres

05 December 2022

The project aim was to combine models of energetic particle transport through a stellar system and in an exoplanet atmosphere and to input these results into a chemical model of exoplanet atmospheres.

Dr Donna Rodgers-Lee Download

Virtue and Practical Wisdom in Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics

27 November 2022

The grant was devoted to a stay in Paris to work with Professor Pierre-Marie Morel at Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and prepare an article on natural virtue in Aristotle’s Eudemian Ethics.

Dr Giulio Di Basilio Download

Identifying supports for gifted students from low-income households in Dublin, Ireland

25 November 2022

The project explores the various supports for gifted socio-economically disadvantaged students in Ireland, and what supports parents, teachers and students believe must exist to fulfil potential.  

Dr Leeanne Hinch Download

Transceiver Design for RF-VLC Parallel Transmission with Joint Signal Processing.

24 November 2022

The project generates a successful experimental implementation of the parallel transmission of visible light communications (VLC) and radio frequency (RF).

Dr Xiping Wu Download

Change of Base for Operator Modules

24 November 2022

The grant enabled the beginning of a systematic study of various homological properties for objects in categories of operator space modules.  

Dr Michael Rosbotham Download

Cultural Democracy and Cultural Policy: A Comparative Case Study of Ireland and Denmark

23 November 2022

The aim to establish a Cultural Democracy Working Group has been achieved and has already developed into a formal network and a submitted research bid to build on the Charlemont work.  

Dr Steven Hadley Download

Autocratic Revolving Doors: A biographic approach to studying autocratic elites.

22 November 2022

The area of research explaining the return of autocratic elites is vastly understudied and lacks systematic empirical evidence. 

Dr Roman-Gabriel Olar Download

Micro-continuum modelling approach to simulate drug release from eroding porous delivery devices.

19 November 2022

The objective was to learn about the micro-continuum modelling approach developed by Dr Cyprien Soulaine and others with a view to applying it to modelling drug release from pharmaceutical devices.

Dr Kevin Moroney Download

Evolving Multi-Objective Robot Swarms (EvoMORS)

17 November 2022

This research proposed an evolutionary multi-objective (MO) neural network (NN) for robot swarm control. 

Dr Karl Mason Download

Histories of Emotion and the Built Environment (HEBE)

14 November 2022

To develop a research network and publications, with scholars from Ireland, Northern Ireland, GB, and Sweden with a focus on research into the history of emotions and the built environment.

Dr Sophie Cooper Download

Mathematical models for metal forming processes

04 November 2022

The goal of this project was to learn more about different metal forming processes and the models currently used to describe them, and to develop new models where they are needed.

Dr Doireann O'Kiely Download

An innovative miR-activated scaffold for delivery of a therapeutic miRNA-221 inhibitor in human mesenchymal stem cells enhances cartilage repair in vivo.

19 October 2022

This study aims to develop and characterise an innovative microRNA (miR)-activated scaffold for enhanced cartilage repair. 

Dr Claudio Intini Download

Generation of 3D tissue constructs for repair of tendon and ligament rupture

02 September 2022

Investigating the development of tendons and establish an in vitro cell culture system to explore biological and mechanical aspects required to form functional load-bearing tissue in the adult. 

Dr Rebecca Rolfe Download

The social and political world of a British magnate in Ireland: The correspondence and career of Richard Boyle, first earl of Cork, 1634-41

29 August 2022

This project sought to investigate documentary material pertaining to the first earl of Cork, Richard Boyle, and his social world, specifically in the 1630s.

Dr David Heffernan Download

Combining analogue and computational models to investigate lava spine extrusion

17 August 2022

A multidisciplinary study that combined analogue modelling, numerical modelling, and remote sensing observations of the 2020 spine extrusion at Shiveluch volcano, Kamchatka.

Dr Claire Harnett Download

Metabolomic analysis of nanocoronas and their impact in ecotoxicity

08 August 2022

I visited the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, to use high sensitivity and resolution mass spectrometers to analyze the molecular composition of daphniid conditioned media. 

Dr Konstantinos Panagiotidis Download

A systematic review of the Good Behaviour Game literature; Investigating the differences between randomised controlled trials and single case research designs

03 August 2022

The main aim of this project was to initiate a systematic review on the Good Behaviour Game, encompassing all of the available published research on the topic. 

Dr Clare Bohan Download

‘Feeling Home’: telling a digital sensorial story of medieval Irish houses

25 July 2022

In this Charlemont Fellowship, I wanted to develop a way to showcase the complex lives of medieval households by building on the material evidence. 

Dr Karen Dempsey Download

Irish American Diasporic Exchange 1930-2000

05 July 2022

Research was carried out in three locations in the USA (New York Irish Centre, Irish American Museum Albany, Irish Cultural Centre Boston, MA.  

Dr Eleanor O’Leary Download

Developing an intervention to reduce natural-disaster related distress

30 June 2022

The review findings will inform future collaborative development of perinatal mental health interventions during public health emergencies, including natural disasters and also pandemics.

Dr Karen Matvienko-Sikar Download

Characterising Energy Critical Metal occurrence in the Irish-type Zn-Pb deposits

29 June 2022

The main finding of this study is the precise chemical composition of the Irish sulphide ore and carbonate mineral phases tailing samples, which was measured by Electron Probe (EPMA) analysis.

Dr Lingli Zhou Download

Family Conflicts: Love and Hate

16 August 2022

The key achievements so far are successful data collection, establishing a key research contact in Sweden and disseminating findings to the wider public. 

Dr Stephan Köppe Download